The Spitting Camel Returns to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom

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Watch out as you walk by her or you may get wet!

The spitting beauty of Adventureland is back!

After undergoing refurbishment for a few months, the beloved Spitting Camel of Adventureland is back and just in time for this weekend’s sweltering heat, too.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2019 forecast. HOT!!!

The Spitting Camel statue has been a staple of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin since 2001.

alladins-magic-carpet-rideWe personally avoid her spitting water at us, but many guests love it!

We noticed that she was gone during our trips to Disney World earlier this year.

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Adventureland is our favorite land!

Adventureland is our favorite land at the Magic Kingdom!

The Flying Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland is one of our favorite rides at the Magic Kingdom.

The wait lines for it are never very long.

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All aboard!  Our flying carpet ride awaits…

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is such a fun ride!  We think that it’s a cooler version of the Dumbo ride because you pilot flying “magic carpets” instead of elephants.

Insider Tip #1:  The wait times are always much, much shorter at the Flying Carpets than they are over at the Dumbo ride.  In fact, there was no wait at all when we got there!

Insider Tip #2: Sit in the front seat to control how high your carpet flies and sit in the back seat to make it tilt forwards and back.

Insider Tip #3:  Yes, the camel out front spits water….and a great distance! It’s controlled by a behind-the-scenes cast member, and yes, they can see you! 🙂

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The flying carpets flying over a splashing fountain below.

Flying high over Agrabah on a magic carpet around a giant genie lamp:

Flying high!

Flying high with the wind in my hair!

Great views of Adventureland from up here!

Great views of Adventureland from up here!

Holding onto my flower crown.

Caroline holding onto her flower crown in the wind.

Elly has picked up a shift at Agrabah next week.

Wheeeeee…….

That guy just got spit on by the camel!

Watch out below!  That guy just got spit on by the camel!

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When I was a Disney Cast Member, I actually worked in Agrabah!

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My very colorful Agrabah Bazaar costume

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May 24, 2019: Aladdin opens today and we’re seeing it this weekend!

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

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Two Disney Sisters

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Disney Discontinues Selling Car Antenna Toppers

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Car antenna toppers for every holiday and every favorite character!

Disney Parks is no longer selling Disney-themed car antenna toppers in its stores.

We knew this day was coming as most cars nowadays either have an embedded antenna in the front windshield or a thick 6” antenna mounted over the back windshield.

Gone are the days when all cars had 30” antenna wires fastened to the car’s front hood!

We personally own about 20 of these antenna toppers, most of them holiday themed.

And neither of our cars have the old fashioned wire antenna!  😦

But, you can still use them!

Here’s some fun ideas for using Disney Antenna Toppers:

On Your pre-2010 car’s 30″ Car Antenna – You knew this would be number one. It’s what they’re made for. I will say that you need to make sure that they fit a little snug because I’ve had them go on super easy and then come off just as easily… while driving at 40 mph. Goodbye fun souvenir!

Pencil or Pen Toppers – Maybe this is the teacher in me, but they fit perfectly on top of pencils!  Bring some to school and show them off!

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Orange Bird topper, $1.99 at the Character Outlet store.

Christmas Decoration Toppers – You can transform your favorite antenna toppers into Christmas tree decorations with a little bit of ribbon and craft glue.  They are much cheaper than buying Disney Christmas ornaments at the Parks, approx.. 75% less.

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Just tuck them into your door wreath.

Add them to Your Holiday Wreath – You can make a door wreath for any season and Disney has antenna toppers for every holiday that you can think of, along with most Disney characters having their own topper too.  They make a boring wreath into a Disney wreath!

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Make a bouquet!

Bouquet of Antenna Toppers – This is great if you have a collection. Make an “antenna topper bouquet” in a vase to display your collection. This way, you aren’t displaying one at a time or having to choose just one for a souvenir.  You can get a bunch of them off ebay now and display them in a pretty vase.

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We liked these toppers so much that we bought them in packages of 4 toppers!

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We have Disney car antenna toppers for every holiday including this set!

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My most favorite car topper! ❤

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Mickey’s 90th Birthday Celebration at the Magic Kingdom

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Parade time!  They wear these outfits for the morning parade.

Mickey and Minnie both have new outfits for Mickey’s 90th birthday celebration!

They greet guests in these costumes at the Town Square Theater, located just to the right of the railway station as you enter the park.

We got Fast Passes to see them, otherwise the wait time can be very long during the day.

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Waiting in line to see Mickey and Minnie.

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We love their new outfits!

Love is in the air:

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“Mickey, kiss her!”

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We told Minnie that she was beautiful!

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Close-up of Minnie

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His 90th birthday celebration at the Magic Kingdom in November 2018 was a big deal!

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Free celebration buttons for all WDW guests on Nov. 18, 2018, Mickey’s 90th birthday!

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Special birthday cupcake

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November 18, 2018

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Cast Member exclusive t-shirts for Mickey’s 90th birthday celebration.

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Mickey plush in his new celebration outfit.

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We got these Mickey & Minnie 90th Birthday celebration pins! ❤

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Our CM friend got us a celebration button and a copy of the Eyes & Ears magazine! ❤

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11/16/18: Good Morning America was live at the Magic Kingdom with Disney Chairman of Parks, Bob Chapek, celebrating Mickey’s 90th birthday in front of the Cinderella Castle! (New celebration outfits)

Video:  Good Morning America with Mickey and Minnie

So fun!  We love their new outfits!

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Mickey & Minnie in their brand new celebration outfits.

Mickey Mouse’s crisp white suit features a shower of colorful confetti, while fashion icon Minnie Mouse’s outfit is a puff-sleeve dress adorned with pompons and a buoyant bubble skirt.

According to Senior Costume Designer Joe Kucharski, their outfits will reflect the party spirit of the celebration.  “The looks that Mickey and Minnie will be wearing to celebrate their 90th anniversary represent all of the colorful exuberance of a party and birthday party decorations, complete with confetti, balloons, pompons, streamers and more!” he said. “These playful bursts of color and texture are set against crisp white, meant to evoke the nostalgic feeling of frosting, crisp linens and tissue paper.”

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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We love their outfits!

Clocking Out for the Last Time at the DCP

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CP Moment #50: Clocking out for the last time

This is Christian’s final week at the Disney College Program for the Spring 2019 program and tonight is his final shift working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

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Christian’s final schedule as a Disney Cast member.

His managers have been so nice at Cosmic Rays.  The five months living and working at Disney World went by really quickly!

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His DCP program departure date is May 16, 2019.

He has a few days off before the actual end of his program and move-out day from his Chatham Square apartment.

There are CP Moments that every person doing the DCP internship has during their program.  Each of them is special and fun:

50 CP Moments that Everyone Has On The DCP

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At the DCP graduation party last week:

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DCP graduation.  Congratulations Christian!!!!  🙂

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Spring 2019 DCP graduation day

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For the Spring 2019 DCP program, his role is QSFB (Quick Service Food and Beverage) at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom.

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Christian working hard at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe this semester.

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Christian works in Bay 1 making 1,000s of chicken nuggets every week.

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Christian outside his work location in the Magic Kingdom.

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Sonny Eclipse playing some sweet tunes in the background at Cosmic Ray’s.

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Christian’s work costume.  (Graphic by Elly Collins.)

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Just 3 days left at the DCP.

DCP spring 2019

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Christian’s DCP acceptance postcard.

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Doing the Disney College Program

The Magical Walls of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Welcome to Toy Story Land at DHS!

NEWEST WALLS AT DISNEY WALL…at Toy Story Land!!!  

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The new #PopsicleWall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We love it!

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Christian at the Popsicle Wall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking over to the cute restroom in Toy Story Land, look around for the #PopsicleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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Caroline at the Block Wall

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The new #PopsicleWall is located over by the restrooms in Toy Story Land.

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Look at how cute even the trashcans are here!

You know you’re close to the Block Wall when you see these super cute Popsicle benches:

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We love these new benches!  ❤

Here are more Magical Walls to find at Toy Story Land:

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Christian at Checkers Wall

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Lion Puzzle Wall

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Woody Wall

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Pushing Buzz Lightyear’s button.

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Mitch at Checkers Wall

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Mr. Potato Head Wall

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Caroline at Coffee Wall with her Starbucks coffee!

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Holding up the Popsicle Wall.

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks and Character Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Captain Phasm leading the Stormtroopers. Very dramatic!!!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been invaded by Jedis and Stormtroopers ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening on August 29th.

The Stormtroopers’ march through the park takes place almost hourly in front of the Chinese Theater. The Star Wars stage show features Star Wars First Order characters Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers.

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The LED screens on the stage switch over to a red Star Wars First Order emblem.

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The stormtroopers are led by Captain Phasm.

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The Star Wars theme music starts blasting every hour and along comes a parade of Stormtroopers marching down the street. Pretty cool.

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The stormtroopers onstage.

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Chewie taking the stage!!!

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Stop in at the Trolley Car Cafe!  You’re going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through the day!

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Que the loud theme music….

The park ends the day with a new fireworks and projection show called “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”

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Nightly at 9:30pm.

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The Star Wars fireworks show.  We really like this show!

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Lots of blue fireworks and lasers “firing” everywhere!

We got to see all this on our last trip and loved it all!

The character meet and greets were a lot of fun, and the lines were short!

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Star Wars character meet and greet location at DHS.

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Meeting Kylo Ren

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Our brother Christian with Darth Vader feeling the Force.

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The Resistance gives up one of its own.  (Meeting Darth Vadar is actually pretty scary!)

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Ian having fun.  He bought this Jedi robe.

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Star Wars pins that he traded for that day!

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The Star Wars gang is all here!

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August 29, 2019

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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April 2019: Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge under construction at Disney World. Still so much to do!  They are working night and day on this huge 14 acre project!

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May 4, 2019 at DHS

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP.  ❤

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They love their costumes!

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May 1, 2019:  Happy 30th anniversary to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

 

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a ¡Fiesta! at Disney World

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Caroline outside the Epcot Mexico pavilion sipping a cool drink in hand.

May 5, 2019: This weekend Disney World is throwing a festive party… and it’s all set to go down at the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot!

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Welcome! The Mayan Temple at Epcot Mexico is so pretty.  Bienvenida, amigos.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Niños, Epcot is hosting “¡Fiesta!”—a week-long celebration honoring the pride of Mexico, the personality of its people, and the color and food of its culture.

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Conchas Mickey Ears at Epcot Mexico (Mexican Sweet Bread)

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The three amigos tsums tsums!

From meeting classic characters to eating authentic Mexican foods and collecting magic merchandise including special Mickey Ears, this is sure to be one fiesta you won’t soon forget!

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Stop in at La Cava del Tequila where all the margarita drinks are delicious!!

Be sure to stop in and sample some the wonderful 200 tequilas available at La Cava del Tequilas, especially the Flight of Tequilas!

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Pixie Dust + Tequila!  Ole!!!

We’ve always liked the Mexico pavilion at Epcot, even more now after sampling the La Cava del Tequila Flight of Tequilas featuring the delicious Crème de Tequila!  Ole!

These sombreos are actually a big seller!

These sombreros are actually a big seller!  How do guests get them on the plane home???!!!

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Don’t forget to ride on the Three Caballeros ride!

Tequila Liquor Flight:  The Essence of Mexico – ole!

Tequila Flight at La Cava del Tequila.

Tequila Flight at La Cava del Tequila:  Yes, please!!!

My Tequila Flight:  Almond Ultimo Agave, Agavero, and Rumchata 1921 Cream.  Yummy!

Tequila: The True Spirit of Mexico

“The soul of Tequila is the essence of Mexico; to drink it is to absorb stories and be initiated into a world of legends.”

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Those steps are very steep!

And, who could forget the guest climbing the temple steps after a few too many tequilas???

WATCH VIDEO:  Guest Climbs the Mayan Temple Steps!

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Epcot Mexico in the late afternoon when the party really gets started.

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Ole!

Commemorate your Cinco de Mayo visit with this awesome Donald photo op.  You’ll find Donald just outside the Mexican Pavilion dressed in his The Three Caballeros gear. He’s usually available to meet guests throughout the day from 12pm until 7pm.

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Meeting Donald outside Epcot Mexico.

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Epcot Mexico after sunset is a really fun place!

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes at Sprinkles in Disney Springs.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Disney Springs Today

Sprinkles is offering Margarita Cupcakes and Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo weekend, both made with blanco tequila infused with key lime buttercream and finished with a fleur de sel rim.  Ole!

Read More: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/05/celebrate-cinco-de-mayo-at-disney-springs/

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Throwback Thursday:  Mexico Pavilion at Epcot

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Trying on sombreros at Epcot Mexico, 1996.

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Fun day at Epcot! Two Disney Sisters.

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Fiesta Mickey Ears